The Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra will perform at Leeds Town Hall for the first time on Saturday (October 19).
Under the baton of world renowned French conductor Stéphanie Denéve, the concert will open with Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 5 (Turkish) performed by violinist Henning Kraggerud.
Mozart composed this piece at just 21 and it features Turkish music in the finale movement, giving the piece its popular nickname. The programme also includes Mahler’s powerful Symphony No 6 (Tragic).
Norwegian Henning Kraggerud was born in Oslo in 1973, is a recipient of Norway’s prestigious Grieg Prize and in 2007 was awarded the Sibelius Prize for his interpretations and recording of Sibelius’ music around the world.
He made his critically acclaimed debut at the 2010 BBC Proms with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and is currently the co-Artistic Director of the Risør Festival of Chamber Music and Artistic Director of the Tromsø Chamber Orchestra.
The Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra performed for the 80th birthday of Pope Benedict XVI, which was broadcast via radio and TV around the world. In addition to frequent concerts, the orchestra also engages in numerous studio productions for the broadcasting station’s radio and television programme, and for the recording industry.
Tickets for the concert are priced £12.50-£31.50 and are available from the Box Office on 0113 2243801 or online at www.leedsconcertseason.com. Fifty per cent discounts are available for students, under 18s and jobseekers, Anyone aged under 26 can purchase tickets for an orchestral concert for just £5 in the seven days before the concert.